Definitions of formality

  1. a requirement of etiquette or custom Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. compliance with formal rules Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The condition or quality of being formal, strictly ceremonious, precise, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Form without substance. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Compliance with formal or conventional rules; ceremony; conventionality. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. An established order; conventional rule of procedure; usual method; habitual mode. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The dress prescribed for any body of men, academical, municipal, or sacerdotal. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. That which is formal; the formal part. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The quality which makes a thing what it is; essence. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The manner in which a thing is conceived or constituted by an act of human thinking; the result of such an act; as, animality and rationality are formalities. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Formally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Strict adherence to external customs; ceremony; method. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. The precise observance of forms or ceremonies: established order. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Quality of being formal; formal observance; ceremony. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. The state or character of being formal; a formal observance; empty ceremony. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. The precise observance of forms; mere conformity to customary modes; established order; mode; external appearance or form; the essence or quality which constitutes a thing what it is; an abstraction as conceived and constituted by a mere act of thought. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Ceremony; strict observance of social customs; conformity to customary modes; mode or method. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. The conditions, in regard to method, order, arrangement use oftechnical expressions, performance of specific acts, etc., which are required by the lawIn the making of contracts or conveyances, or in the taking of legal proceedings, to insuretheir validity and regularity. Succession of Seymour, 48 La. Ann. 993, 20 South.217. thelawdictionary.org
  20. Conformity to rules, propriety; ceremony, elaborate procedure; formal or ceremonial act, requirement of etiquette or custom; being formal, precision of manners, stiffness of design. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. n. Condition or quality of being formal, regular, precise, &c.;—form without; substance;—ceremony; conventionality;—the formal part; essence;—customary order; decorum. Cabinet Dictionary
  22. Ceremony, established mode of behaviour; solemn order, habit, or dress. Complete Dictionary

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